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Packers' Datone Jones suspended one game for substance abuse violation

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In a bit of a surprise announcement, the Packers will be down a defensive lineman for the first game of the season, but not the one we expected.

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When Letroy Guion was arrested and charged with marijuana possession, it was assumed that he would be receiving a suspension from the NFL for a violation of the substance abuse policy. Today, a Green Bay Packers defensive lineman was suspended by the NFL, but it was not Guion.

In fact, it was defensive end Datone Jones, as the NFL announced this afternoon:

There have been no details released on the nature of Jones' violation as yet, but a one-game suspension is unusual, as most violations carry a four-game suspension.

Jones will have to sit out the Packers' season-opening game in Chicago against the Bears. In the past two years, Jones recorded two sacks against Chicago, and five overall. He will be eligible to return for the week two game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field.